Dish of Discontent

The Astro parabolic dish was installed on the outer wall of my apartment because there is a direct line of sight to the satellite from there. My neighbours whose apartments are obstructed had to find other ideal locations.

The building manager refused to allow the dishes to be sited at the rooftop. They designated a couple of places where these dishes can be placed, namely at the sixth floor of the car park building annex. This is a sensible move since the dishes will not be installed in a haphazard manner.

Those staying at the higher floors had to fork out extra money to run their cables from their apartments to the sixth floor annex. That is in addition to the RM100 installation charges. Most do not have a problem with this arrangement.

However, what I cannot swallow is that the building manager is practicing double standards. The above image is proof. They had allowed that particular parabolic dish to be installed without question. They hold the key to the rooftop exclusively. When confronted with the evidence they feigned ignorance and made no effort in demanding that that offending device be removed.

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Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers in The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

18 thoughts on “Dish of Discontent”

  1. The 2nd pic made it looked like there were a flock of birds on the top of building! hehe…But why did the mgmt did not allow the place on the rooftop? *shesh* How was your day? 🙂

  2. There’s a perfectly rational explanation for that.

    E.T. is living in your building and trying to call home.

  3. E.T : Call home!

    heheheheh……….maybe if aliens was observing, they would think your apartment is some top secret goverment experiment building of something! 😉

  4. ET? ahah…this is a good one! Pls get his autograph for me if you see it!! Darn cute fella!!

  5. sHee,
    That was what I thought when I saw it. I am not sure why they disallow. I guess they do not want people trampling all over the roof. I am fine. Thank you.

    Sashi,
    I wish.

    KLJS,
    I am also wondering that. I do not know what that parabolic dish is for too.

  6. hahahahah….maybe it is for E.T to call home….or beam signals to some alien mothership behind the moon……

    ok, I am starting to imagining things….somebody stop me!

  7. hahahahah….maybe it is for E.T to call home….or beam signals to some alien mothership behind the moon……

    ok, I am starting to imagining things….somebody stop me!

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